Monday, January 20, 2014

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Reason why their were so many sailboats….


…out in Tasman Bay ….


…this last few days is because …


…the oldest Yacht Club in New Zealand, the Nelson Yacht Club is hosting the 2014 NZ Laser National Champs.

They are on from 16th - 19th Jan 2014.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Note to self…


…won an auction for a budget old timer, wanting to stick my Canon Point & Shoot on it and set camera to timelapse mode, …see what happens….and for $5, thought it was worth trying out anyway. Guess the xray scanners at the mail centre had other ideas….? Result - package delayed.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Sunny but then the wind got up..


…this Saturday…


.. in Nelson…


…and some folk got high.


and just FYI…

11-01-2014 Barnicoat

the jump off point is near on 600m above sea level


and the trip down to the Ngawhatu Reserve is around 2.75km.

11-01-2014 2-7kms

Above Screenshots courtesy of GOOGLE EARTH.

Friday, January 10, 2014

In the NZ spirit of the Bungee…


….while I was on the way to town for an appt this morning….I look out towards the sea…and….


…am left wondering if another craze started….… down-under in Nelson, New Zealand?


Sure got to say I hadn’t ever heard of this before?

Not surprising though, considering this is #gigatownNSN after all isn’t it?

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Your Puppy looks wantingly…


…and why not…


…..our dog loved this place, in fact I think she liked it more than Isel Park.


And it doesn’t take anymore than parking your vehicle at the end of Parkers Rd (Google will help you here) to be able to take monster  advantage of all this beach so close to the tarseal!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Seriously…this has got to be…


the most non-prettiest ever house bus set forth onto NZ roads?

One day soon…


….one of Nelsons most iconic ole buildings is going to look a lot different…..soon…


From me to you…(whoever you are chap) thank you. I say “chap” because ….


I saw you a few days ago up on the scaffolding. Thank you again for bringing a real part of ole Nelson back to life, Happy New Year to you too.

Ain’t gonna win any points…


…trying to explain to you how neat it was down The Sounds Sunday…


but let me tell you there was only two causalities in the whole day…


and they were both of the same breed. Two hats….not held down enough…


luckily one was rescued via hook and sinker but the other one…oh dear gone forever ….

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

The Maze was certainly…


….challenging….and yet another excuse to get out and about in the Nelson region!

Ok Ok Nelson did have an interruption ….


over the holiday break…


…..but let me tell you this sure was not normal


for NZs most decorated Sunshine capital.


Vs the UK…well heres a comment?

In fact don’t take it just from me.

6-01-2014 visitors

Turns out NZ had the warmest winter ever in 2013, and according to stats….the 2nd warmest year on record.

Puts a bit of perspective (no disrespect intended) onto how others are being treated this Northern Hemisphere winter I suggest?


I suggest reading further - a substantiated and not exactly inconsequential figure has been provided;

After compiling data from 22 land stations and three islands, Dr Salinger said that he found the annual mean temperature was nearly one degree higher than average.

Wow that’s a serious figure as far as world wide terms are considered. (Google it to chk the facts)

Considering what's happening to the world wide weather….your window to buy a property in what some are suggesting  might become the Southern Hemispheres new “Mediterranean” is really and truly ….& quite literally …..slowly disappearing!  But hey there can be REAL advantages too!!!!

Monday, January 6, 2014

The 36th Annual Wakefield…


….Arts and Crafts show sure packed hundreds…


….if not thousands (judging by how long and far….it took to find a parking spot?) into a sunny Nelsonians day out of town! See you there next year for the 37th one. #gigatownNSN

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Surely, this has to qualify….

as one of the coolest retro styled housebus’es in New Zealand,


parked up at Tahuna Beach Holiday Camp, the largest motor camp in the southern hemisphere….so yes, its quite a big place down at the seaside.